This post is from one bride to another. I’m hiring a wedding planner for our day of coordination. Many people think because I’m in the industry I don’t need a planner.
See I may not need a “full planning package” because I work with many vendors on a daily basis and know what styles suit our wedding; but at the end of the day I’m just a girl getting married who wants everything to be flawless. I want an unforgettable, fun, stress-free experience. I don’t mind the stress leading up; but a month or two before the wedding day – my family, fiancé and I should just be having fun!
We recently met our wedding planner and even with just day of coordination, (which is more than a day – seriously) we felt instant relief. All of a sudden, I am super excited and giddy for our big day! I never felt this way before. It’s not that I wasn’t excited till now – but with that excitement I always felt a bit of anxiety, just praying everything goes perfectly and hoping not to forget any details. First of all, I felt like I found a long lost friend, it was so easy to talk to her and for her to understand everything we want for our wedding. We have nothing to worry about now; even those tiny details are all going to be taken care of. It was more so the vibes she gave us than anything else that made us instantly trust her. That feeling of having someone to take care of all that stress is unbelievable. I felt like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I wasn’t even that stressed to begin with.
One piece of advice almost everyone gave me was to hire a planner, this was especially stressed by my friends who didn’t. I’m so happy with our decision and honestly have never felt more excited about getting married now that I know I have a fabulous team by my side. This is a feeling every bride should feel.
My advice on picking a planner:
- Make sure you get along with them – they should give you good vibes only and literally peel the stress around wedding planning away from you.
- Ensure the package is exactly what you need. Many people offer many different services and all packages vary. Shop around and make sure you get a package that suits your wedding style.
- It’s like hiring your own wedding superhero – who wouldn’t want that? (ok that’s not really “advice” but that’s how it feels!)